Friday, April 1, 2011

More for your money in the produce department

When buying prepackaged fruit, vegetables, or nuts in the produce section always weigh before buying. If the product is sold by the package, not by the pound, weighing several packages is key to getting more for your money. Let's take potatoes for example. The potatoes may be prepackaged into bags marked "5 pounds" but from my experience most bags weigh in at different weights. Let's face it, potatoes are not identical in size and weight. So some bags will weigh in at anywhere from 5 pounds to almost 6 pounds for the same price. I always weigh several bags, taking the heaviest one which sometimes results in almost an extra pound of potatoes, free. Do this with carrots, celery, peppers, green onions, oranges, apples, any pre-bagged product. Get more produce for the same amount of money. This can really add up if you take a moment to do this on each shopping trip.

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